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Friday, June 8, 2012

The Forgotten: Jordan Sigalet

Jordan Sigalet played a total of 43 seconds in the NHL, never allowing a goal or making a save.  What's is remarkable about Jordan Sigalet, is what he acheived in the face of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2001, Sigalet developed symptoms of MS in 2003 while playing for Bowling Green college.  He was eventually diagnosed with MS and told by doctors that he couldn't play hockey anymore.  Sigalet proved the doctors wrong by finishing his collegiate hockey career and then playing three season of pro hockey in the Boston Bruins organization.

  Sigalet was able to fight off the effects of MS to be an effective netminder for the Providence Bruins in the AHL, but on November 16, 2007, Sigalet collapsed on the ice during the game and was taken to hospital.  Sigalet would return to play almost two months later.  Sigalet finished the season in the AHL and played overseas before retiring.  Since his retirement Sigalet has worked as a goalie coach, and is currently working with the Abbotsford Heat, the Calgary Flames affiliate in the AHL.
  Sigalet has been an inspiration for many people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and does charity work to help raise donations for MS research.  In April of 2012, He was featured on the Buick Human Highlight Reel.  Sigalet has also started his own foundation, called Shutout MS.  While Jordan Sigalet may be forgotten by NHL fans, he is making a difference in the bigger picture.


  1. I did not know about him or his story... very cool post. Thanks.

  2. Wow, I didn't know he had MS. I was actually wondering about the Sigalet brothers the other day. I wrote to Jordan in 2007 and got his OPC RC autographed. Very sorry to hear that his career ended.